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Some birthdays have more meaning than others and the seventh is one of them, as I realized last weekend. It was the twins’ birthday party, an intimate gathering of the immediate family. That … more
You would have seen the ad while watching the Patriots Saturday if you could tear yourself away from the suspense of the game – the one for the Golf VW. This sporty metallic-blue car whips … more
GIST NEEDS TO STAY:  About 600 teachers gathered on Monday to demand the State Board of Education deny Education Commissioner Deborah Gist a renewed contract.  Teachers are upset because Gist has … more
A CODE OF ETHICS THAT’S NOT: When Rhode Island enacted a Code of Ethics in 1992, one of its key provisions was a “revolving door” prohibition that was intended to keep state elected … more
I held the pocket watch to my ear. There was a whisper of a tick. Was I imagining it? The thin hands beneath the crystal didn’t seem to move, but then you really wouldn’t see them. It felt … more
This is the perfect time of year to be in the water. Why else would the Henriques family and their friends plan to jump into the Bay Saturday at noon? The event is the second annual Rhode Island … more
You’ve surely heard the expression, “Only in Rhode Island.” I’m not talking about the state being near 50th on the list of states when it comes to unemployment, corporate taxes or a litany … more
The Bay was flat, calmer than it had been in weeks. The sky was brightening. It was going to be a beautiful morning. Carol was asleep. Ollie was curled in a ball half on his bed and half on the … more
 JOHNSTON DOUBLE-MURDER: Two news stories this week told two very different stories. One was about how diligent prosecutors are nationwide in the prosecution of low-level, non-violent drug offenders … more
There seems to be no end to them. Christmas catalogs have been arriving for the past couple of months and what started off as a trickle has become a torrent. Our mailbox is stuffed. The pile … more
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